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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1942

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
US. AEN: * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chairman CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

JOHN TABER, New York CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia

D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

ALBERT E. CARTER, California EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky

ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada

EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

KARL STEFAN, Nebraska DAVID D. TERRY, Arkansas

FRANCIS H. CASE, South Dakota JOHN M. HOUSTON, Kansas

FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin JOE STARNES, Alabama

NOBLE J. JOHNSON, Indiana
ROSS A. COLLINS, Mississippi

ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio
CHARLES H. LEAVY, Washington
JOSEPH E. CASEY, Massachusetts
JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina
GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina
HARRY P. BEAM, Illinois
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
VINCENT F. HARRINGTON, Iowa

MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENTS

APPROPRIATIONS

LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan, Chairman JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina

ALBERT E. CARTER, California BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina

KARL STEFAN, Nebraska
JOHN M. HOUSTON, Kansas

ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio
HARRY P. BEAM, Illinois
VINCENT F. HARRINGTON, Iowa

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1942

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. LOUIS

C. RABAUT (CHAIRMAN), JOHN H. KERR, BUTLER B. HARE, JOHN
M. HOUSTON, HARRY P. BEAM, VINCENT F. HARRINGTON,
ALBERT E. CARTER, KARL STEFAN, AND ROBERT F. JONES, OF
THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE,
AND COMMERCE APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
1942, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1941.

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STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE CORDELL HULL, SECRETARY

OF STATE

GENERAL STATEMENT

Mr. RABAUT. Mr. Secretary, we are anxious to extend to you the most hearty welcome of our committee. Being a former Member of the House yourself, it is always with added pleasure that we have you before us, because we know that you, by your experience, know what it is to sit on this side of the table, and you are truly sympathetic to our problems in trying to represent the interest of the taxpayer, just as we endeavor to fairly appraise your problems and responsibilities in conducting a most important department of the Government in a way that will reflect credit on our country and service to our citizens.

You may proceed with your general statement, Mr. Secretary, and I shall ask the members of the committee if they will kindly reserve any questions that they might have to put to you until after you shall have finished your statement. And you are certainly very welcome to come before us.

Secretary Hull. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I always look forward with the most pleasant anticipation when I get notice that you gentlemen have assembled here for consideration of the State Department budget, because it gives me an opportunity to have an enjoyable visit with you again and to renew our many agreeable associations of the past.

I am very appreciative of the fine courtesy and spirit of cooperation which each of you have uniformly exhibited toward me and my associates in relation to these matters that are common to the duties and functions of each of us. I have tried, and I am sure my associates have tried, at all times to be entirely frank with you in discussing our viewpoint with respect to the needs of the Department of State and its Foreign Service in the matter of appropriations.

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